Why working from home is good for business | The Way We Work, a TED series

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


When you are consciously doing something, you are aware of what you are doing and you are responsible for your own actions. When you are deliberately ignoring a rule, you are consciously breaking the law.

  • The student was consciously cheating on the test.
  • The athlete was consciously trying to break the record.

To collaborate is to work together on something. Sometimes the word is used to describe the way that two different groups of people work together.

  • The project was collaboratively written.
  • The project was collaboratively designed.

To wake up is to go back to sleep. When you wake up in the morning, you're officially going back to sleep.

  • He woke up at 6 a.m. to go for a run.
  • We woke up at 7 a.m. so that we could start the day.

Commuting means going to work or school in one town and returning home in another. It can be a lot easier said than done, because it can be very difficult to get to work on time every day.

  • She commutes to work by bike.
  • He commutes to work by train.

Evolves means to change or to become different. When something evolves, it changes over time.

  • The new species of dinosaur evolved over time.
  • The company evolved from a small startup to a large company.

To burst is to suddenly release a lot of air or gas. When the balloon bursts, the air inside it suddenly comes out in a rush.

  • The balloon burst after only a few minutes.
  • The balloon burst because the air inside it was too hot.

Empathy is the ability to feel the emotions of other people. It is usually considered a very important skill, because it allows us to understand and care for other people.

  • It's important to have empathy because it allows us to understand and care for other people.
  • She has a lot of empathy because she can understand and care for other people.

A stipend is a payment that is given to a person in order to cover the costs of their education or their living expenses. It can be a regular payment, or it can be a one-time payment.

  • The student is receiving a stipend to cover the costs of their education.
  • The company is giving out stipends to its employees in order to help them cover the costs of their living expenses.

A stipend is a payment that a person receives in addition to their regular income. It can be a small amount, but it is usually enough to cover the costs of living.

  • The university provides stipends to their professors.
  • The company provides stipends to their employees.